I have not seen this movie. The Internet Movie Database states: "Directed by Nicholas Ray; featuring Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts, Susan Perry. Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums while his client, Nick Romano, has a long string of crimes behind him. After Nick loses his paycheck gambling, his wife announces she is pregnant.... When he turns again to robbery, he's caught by a cop, and pumps all his bullets into [the officer] in frustration. [This film] is notable for Morton's appeal to the court, emphasizing the evils of the slums."
This was one of the first and frankest portrayals of the toll a custody battle takes on all concerned, mostly because of the way the legal system is structured: the lawyers go on auto-pilot to prove that the other parent is unfit, despite the feelings of their clients. This is a very moving film that holds up well over time. Directed by Robert Benton; featuring masterful performances by Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep as the divorcing parents.